OF THE WEEK:
AMERICA’S CHEMICALLY DEPENDENT & TOXIC LAWNS
million pounds of pesticides are applied to roughly 30 million
acres of lawns in the U.S. each year.
#1 most water intensive crop in the United States is lawn grass.
The average lawn is doused with 10,000 gallons of water each
year (in addition to rainfall).
fertilizers run off into streets and local waterways, choking
aquatic life and polluting our water.
EPA estimates that a mower emits as much pollution in one hour
as a car emits in driving 20 miles.
studies have linked common household herbicides and pesticides
to asthma, cancer, reduced fertility and neurological harm to
fetuses, infants and children.